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To say our growing stockpiles of non-degradable plastic waste are an environmental headache has to be the understatement of the century. However, thanks to Somerset West inventor William Graham, this highly problematic waste has just become a valuable...

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Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 1:22 am
I use filtered water from my tap to save plastic from destroying us.

Irene S (69)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:05 am
Noted! Seems very interesting.

Miranda Parkinson (9)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:24 am
oh wow! this is absolutely fantastic!!!! all take a bow! and raise your glass to Graham!

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:33 am
my words exactly Miranda ! Cheers then :)

Farah Hage Ali (152)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:37 am
Genius invention, at last we a have a preliminary solution to an everlasting and proliferating problem
Thank you for sharing

Robert O (12)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 9:19 am
Thanks Frans.

. (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 9:27 am
I don't understand why the recycling processes we have available for the conversion of Styrofoam and other plastics aren't more widely used. Secondly, why couldn't we employ those of the homeless community and those who are unable to find work by creating jobs recycling from landfills and such? I've approached both Obama and Harper about this and all I hear is silence.

Christeen A (370)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 12:29 pm
Quite interesting and innovative. Thank you.

Mary Alexander (23)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 12:38 pm
This is great I do hope someone will put this to use. Thanks for sharing.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:30 pm
Thanks for the exciting news! (P, N, T)

Birgit W (160)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:54 pm

Ruth M (235)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:25 pm
Lets hope it quickly gets into production because we have a vast mountain of plastic to get rid of on land and at sea! Just think of the animals this could save and it appears to be the solution to our plastics and tyre problems into the bargain! Thanks Fran

Mitchell D (104)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:40 pm
This seems really hopeful.
One thing i am hoping is that the BIG OIL, etc., people don't get their hands on it and marginalize it.
Early last century, General Motors bought up the public transit trolley system in Los Angeles, and let it fall apart via purposeful neglect.

Shirley B (5)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:56 pm
Wanna bet someone will buy him out and either exploit it or bury the patent? Just like they did with the cars that are fueled by water.

Spirit Spider (86)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 7:08 pm
Beautiful :-)

Alan Lambert (91)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:46 pm
Brilliant invention...

Jaime Alves (52)
Friday April 12, 2013, 6:23 am

Freya H (357)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:14 am
Making fuel from plastic? WOOT! Now let's bring his invention to the USA.

. (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:17 am
Great article. Thanks for sharing.

David C (133)
Friday April 12, 2013, 8:18 am
wow....sounds awesome, hope its not too good to be true!

John B (185)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 5:16 pm
Thanks Frans for posting the link to the extremely interesting article by Sean Woods. I will be checking my local library for the new April edition of Popular Mechanics to read the full article. Read and noted.

Klaus Peters (14)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 10:38 am
Plastic was made from oil, it is ingenious to reverse it back to an oil product to make fuel, great. It will solve a lot of pollution problems. But big oil might not want it and makes it go away like many other inventions. The big $ talking.
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